At about 2:09 AM, on Thursday, July 6, 2023, officers assigned to District C-6 (South Boston) arrested Wayne Wallace, 44, of Weymouth on firearm related charges.
Officers responded to the area of 345 Dorchester Street for a report of a person with a gun. Officers were provided a description of the suspect, and immediately observed a male suspect matching this description standing next to a backpack. Officers conducted a pat frisk of the suspect, and the backpack and located a firearm inside. The firearm was later determined to be a 357 Sturm Ruger with six rounds in the magazine.
Officers continued to search the backpack and located a BB gun, a plastic bag containing approximately 3 grams of an unknown powdery substance, and two more plastic bags containing unknown pills.
Wallace was placed under arrest and charged with; Unlawful Possession of a Firearm, Unlawful Possession of Ammunition, Armed Assault with Intent to Rob, Possession of Class B and Class C. He is expected to be arraigned in South Boston District Court.